Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Interim Position

Newham RQ736082

Posted: 16th November 2022 17:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £20.71 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist   

Reference no: Newham RQ736082 

Pay rate £20.71 per hour PAYE  


Enhanced DBS disclosure required  

To provide a specialist speech & language therapy service to children & young people with autism and/or social communication needs AND/OR Developmental Language Disorder/speech sound disorder in mainstream schools 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To liaise with senior managers in schools and settings to ensure maximum curricular access and progression for pupils with autism spectrum disorder, with particular focus on use of relevant national and local data to inform target setting and outcomes for identified groups of children with SEN 
  • To ensure that all tasks and duties for which the post holder is responsible are carried out in a way that meets the expected service and professional standards and are in line with expected protocols and procedures, and to work in a way that is positive and well organised 
  • To work with the group manager and co-ordinators to devise, implement and review procedures and quality management systems within the overall framework of the service plan and to monitor and evaluate the overall impact of the team and any individual project for which the post holder is responsible 
  • To assess, design, deliver, model and evaluate a range of specialist programmes of support and intervention for pupils with autism spectrum disorder ,working closely with parents/carers and the range of school staff and maintaining a high level of professional competence and independent decision making 
  • To make independent decisions about the timing and model of support appropriate to the pupil’s needs at different times in negotiation with school staff, parents and other agencies. 
  • To take responsibility for co-ordinating and/or providing specialist advice and information on the management of pupils with autism spectrum disorder to colleagues in the team, other support services and in schools. 
  • To devise, implement and evaluate a range of training opportunities for school staff, parents/carers and other agencies as arising from the identified needs of individual pupils and within the overall service plan. 
  • To liaise closely with school staff and pupils themselves in curriculum planning, target setting and the development of resources and to use knowledge of the curriculum and it’s implementation in schools to make decisions about the development of specialist programmes in school. 
  • To provide advice, support and modelling for parents and carers and other family members, and to respond to their needs in the context of the individual child as well as based on a wider knowledge of language development and difficulties.  
  • To take the lead in the development of one or more identified team projects from the service plan and to contribute to a range of other planned projects as appropriate 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Appropriate degree or post graduate qualification and licence to practice as recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists 
  • Significant experience of working in both mainstream primary and secondary school settings 
  • Significant experience of working with children with autism spectrum disorder and associated learning difficulties 
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating training to school staff and other agencies 
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and communication skills, written and verbal 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Able to identify areas needing development in school settings and to communicate ideas 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Newham RQ736082
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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